Walling Resigns as Racing Advisor

 Greg Walling has stepped down from an advisory position to Ontario Minister of Agriculture Jeff Leal with respect to the horse racing industry in the province. Leal appointed Walling as his Special Advisor on horse racing last year. They had … Continue reading

Deadline Extended

July 28, 2015 The Ontario Standardbred Horsepersons’ Association (OSHA) has extended the deadline for applications to be a director of this new association until Wednesday, August 19, 2015.  For further information, please click here

Standardbred Canada Announces Launch of Full Circle Program

November 26, 2014 SC launched its Full Circle Program today.  This is a free program to connect horses in need of a new home after their racing or breeding careers are over.  The idea is to connect horses with their … Continue reading

Liberals’ Gross Gamble A Disaster For Region

In the June issue of Biz X Magazine Alan Halberstadt offered his view on the province’s 2012 plan to modernize Ontario’s gaming industry. To read his editorial, please click here.

Significant Changes to the RRSP Plan!

At its most recent meeting the RRSP Committee recognized the necessity to make some significant changes to the Standardbred Horsepeople’s Retirement Program.

Animal Welfare Forum

January 15, 2014 An Animal Welfare Forum is scheduled for Thursday, January 30th at the Delta hotel and Conference Centre in Guelph.  Further information……Read here.  

OHHA Comments on the Five-Year Partnership Plan

October 16, 2013 OHHA Comments on the Five-Year Partnership Plan as presented to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food by the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel The Ontario Harness Horse Association thanks the members of the Panel for their … Continue reading

Biosecurity Update

April 18, 2013 Confirmed Case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy in Wellington County.  To read the Veterinay Update please…….Click here.


This Wednesday, April 10th, the Public Accounts Committee will discuss PC MPP Frank Klees’ motion asking the Auditor General of Ontario to review the actions and decisions made by the OLG as they pertain to the Slots-at-Racetracks Program and casinos.  … Continue reading


March 27, 2013 BUS TRANSPORATION TO QUEEN’S PARK PROVIDED In response to requests received the Ontario Harness Horse Association has arranged bus transportation for those who wish to travel to Queen’s Park tomorrow, Thursday, March 28, to support NDP MPP … Continue reading